Cashier (Former Employee) – Orillia, ON – 20 January 2018
The people you get to work with are amazing and supportive. But management does not pay their employee's enough for the amazing work they do. Overall a good place to work if you are looking for a minimum wage job.
N/A (Former Employee) – Southern Nova Scotia – 15 January 2018
Until aug -Sept 2016 while under corporate the local home hardware was a great place to work. Moral was high and we all worked towards a common goal. When we achieved our targets we were rewarded with a small bonus. Being from a small community in southern nova scotia where unlike halifax there are not many job opportunities. There are jobs but home hardware was just a cut above the rest. Friendly employees, great service and never a lack of customers supporting a local business. Fast forward to the changeover. As the changes were in progress, spirits of the employees were changing. We found that sometimes change was not for the better. Through tighter restrictions and micromanagement several employees have left. Some sighting new job opportunities, others finding out what the future held working in the 2017 home hardware era. And of course those who were flat out terminated. As customer service became less knowledge-based and some regular clients lefr, the owners decided to shake things up and fill the gaps with friends or hiring someone who they know won't speak their minds because if you were to mumble any discontent, you were met with harsh words ( in front of you and mostly behind your back) from top management. There are a few other choices for your hardware needs in the area and to be honest, if it was not for the employee discount (which has changed its restrictions under new ownership) i would have taken my business elsewhere. The majority of the overpriced items are available elsewhere. If you are planning on working for them please be aware that behindmore... the fake smiles and everything rainbows and unicorns, the only thing the owners are concerned about is how much they can get out of you with minimum in return. Everything is done with their bottom line in mind. Dont expect a raise or bonus. You are just a number to them.less
Supervisor, Cashier (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 15 January 2018
I loved working at Home Hardware. Many things to learn and the support of Corporate is wonderful. Management was supportive and helpful. A lot of heavy lifting depending on the department you were in. Gratifying to help people find what they needed and to assist with choices of products.
Cashier/Customer Service (Part-time) (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 12 January 2018
Home Hardware was a great entry level job. it was a very fun work environment with ability to explore all different aspects of the job. Management was a pleasure to work for, always there to help when needed.
Driver/Labourer (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 9 January 2018
It was a hard working environment where I was was almost always delivering lumber and building materials and operating the forklifts that the company had. Also had to learn to drive a 3-ton and 5-ton flat deck truck.
Department Manager/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 9 January 2018
Was the first time I had ever worked in a family owned company. Loved every minute of my life there. Great environment, learned how a family run business was so much different than the corporate culture. Owner and manager treated everyone like family. Loved the interaction with customers, especially after knowing them on a first name basis. Was no really hard part of the job. Was very balanced. Would give anything to work for them again!
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 8 January 2018
The atmosphere is very focused around the customers, cleanliness and presentation of the store, and working hard. My own experiences was around heavy lifting though they do expect you may be able to gain full time and benefits if you work hard enough
Forklift operator (Former Employee) – Wetaskiwin, AB – 1 January 2018
working at home hard ware was fun always out doors dealing with customers was always fun joke around with contractors dealing with specail orders learned how to cut carpet and linol makeing customers happy
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Pierrefonds, QC – 23 December 2017
This place was all about serving clients and selling them our products. We needed to know how plumbing, electricity and over all house products were working and how to serve clients. It was also a lot about warehouse work so it was a great mix of both types of work. I learned a lot about how a hardware store works. The hardest part was to contain a lot of clients with not a lot of workers and the most enjoyable part was the team.